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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Chow Chow Kootu recipe

Chow chow kootu-recipe of chow chow kootu

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Chow Chow Kootu

It is one of my hubby's favorite recipe. Chow chow is easy to cook, kootu consumes very limited oil and it is good for digestion too. We can have this Kootu just with hot rice with a few drops of ghee.. Chow chow is easy to cook, kootu consumes very limited oil and it is good for digestion too.

Let me share the recipe now.

Ingredients needed
  • Fresh Chow Chow - 2 Cups (Peeled and neatly chopped)
  • Toor Dal or Moong Dal - 1/4 Cup ( We can use both dals too)
  • Sambar powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - Just a pinch
  • Salt according to taste

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Grinding Ingredients
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds(Jeera) -1 tsp
  • 1 tsp of Fried grams can be added based on taste (optional)
  • Red chilli -3(Green chilli can also be used)

  • Oil -1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds -1 tsp
  • Urad dal (split ones can be used) -1 tsp
  • Hing - a pinch
  • Curry leaves - little(can be chopped into small)

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes


Cook the dhal and keep it aside.
Wash the fresh chow chow neatly. Use a peeler to remove its skin.. Be careful while removing since this vegetable contains small thorns. Chop the Chow chow into small cubes. Grind Cumin seeds, Coconut, red chilli into a smooth paste. We can add little water based on the requirement. Take a pan add 1 tsp of oil.

After oil is heated add Mustard seeds and Urad dhal. When it start to splutter. Add a pinch of hing and curry leaves. Now add the cooked dhal and the chopped Chow chow with 1 glass of water. Let it boil for some time. Chow chow gets cooked in less than fifteen minutes. You can see it turn soft after some time. Now add the ingredients grinded with some more water(not more than 1/2 glass).

Leave it for five minutes and when the awesome aroma comes switch off the knob...

Serve hot and Enjoy the Kootu

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  1. Hi Ramya,
    Thanks for the recipe.
    I just want to know when to use the chow chow cubes.
    I think you missed the chow chow part in the method section.

    1. hi..Thank you for pointing out :) i have include it now.. must have removed it by mistake while adding the images..